n Without Prejudice - Christmas isn't coming : not the law reports




A certain Mr Reynard was employed by the first defendant's shopping centre to play the role of Father Christmas. He had a fixed term contract which, not surprisingly, was to expire on December 25 2007. The contract was drawn by the second defendant who is euphemistically known as a labour lawyer. Like most commercial contracts it included boilerplate clauses which had nothing to do with the case. That in question stated (in essence; it is too long and repetitive to quote in full) that "if any period expires on a Sunday or public holiday it shall not expire until the next business day." Mr Reynard therefore reported for duty on December 27 claiming an extra two days' earnings.


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